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dc.contributor.advisorEtherton, Joseph L.
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-25T18:46:11Z
dc.date.available2012-07-25T18:46:11Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-25
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4281
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to determine the emotional and physiological reactivity of an aversive, 60-second, auditory stimulus compared to a 60-second control stimulus as a function of extraversion. Blood pressure, heart rate, and current emotional state were measure pre and post stimulus. The changes in the participants’ scores on a self-rated emotional inventory provided a measure of emotional reactivity for this study. A measure of extraversion categorized participants accordingly and differences between these groups were analyzed. A measure of self-rated health was given and possible reasons for differences between groups are discussed. There were a total of 74 participants in this study. Based on a mean split of Eysenck Extraversion scores at 63.53, 32 (43.2%) participants fell into the extraversion group and 42 (56.8%) participants fell into the introversion group. The data were analyzed using mixed-measures ANOVAs. There were two significant findings: higher heart rates were recorded for the introversion group both pre and post stimulus, and the introversion group rated lower on the Self-Rated Health assessment.
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dc.format.extent58 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectEmotional reactivity
dc.subjectAversive auditory stimulus
dc.subjectPersonality
dc.subjectPhysiological effects
dc.subject.lcshPsychophysiologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAversive stimuli--Physiological effecten_US
dc.subject.lcshAversion--Physiological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshExtraversionen_US
dc.subject.lcshIntroversionen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of an Aversive Auditory Stimulus on Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Emotional Reactivity Based on Personality (Introversion/Extraversion) to Predict Self-Rated Health
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOberle, Crystal
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTurner, George M.
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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